Jul 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. kristen welker, nbc news, washington. >>> tomorrow in boston, it's the defense's turn in the whitey bulger trial to make its case after the prosecution rested on friday. the trial has so far been filled with graphic testimony with a witness list that reads like a movie script. here's nbc's michelle franzen. >> reporter: james "whitey" bulger is on trial for the mob-style killings of 19 people and extorting millions of dollars from victims during the '70s and '80s. the prosecution presented 63 witnesses in 30 days. victims, drug dealers and hit men who are serving time for murder and plea deals. >> the defense is going to argue there are serious credibility problems in the key prosecution witnesses that these are people who had an ax to grind. >> reporter: dramatic testimony from close associates like bulger's longtime partner, steven "the rifleman" fleming and john "the executioner" marta lato. this is the nephew of one of the murder victims and a witness who was never called to testify and was found dead in a tony city suburb. davis suspects foul play. do you think he was murdered? >> me?
Jul 24, 2013 5:30pm PDT
as we debut our new poll tonight. and as the president hits the road in his own defense. >>> secrets and lies and new fallout from an x-rated political scandal that has engulfed the biggest mayoral race in the country all because of one man. >>> family history about to continue for caroline kennedy said to be getting a big job representing the u.s. >>> prince george, the new baby has a name rooted in british history. while the young parents continue to break with old traditions. >>> and show of support. the story behind this. the most striking photo of the day. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. the news tonight isn't so much that americans are fed up with washington and disapprove of the job congress is doing. sadly that's pretty much a constant of late. but it is news that our discontent has set an all-time record. our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows some numbers not seen in the history of polling. 83% of us now disapprove of congress. the president is riding a 45% approval. his lowest number notably since two summers ago. it perhaps fueled his trip to illin
Jul 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
they deserved. speaking at the korean war veterans memorial in washington was defense secretary hagel. the president called on the nation to recognize their sacrifice saying their legacy is the 50 million people who live freely in a democratic south korea. >> your lives are an inspiration. your service will never be forgotten. you have the thanks of a grateful nation, and your shining deeds will live now and forever. >> the fighting on both sides of the korean conflict claimed more than 1,200,000 lives, but there was never a formal peace treaty, and there is sharp contrast between how the two koreas are marking this day. we have two reports from the divided peninsula, beginning with nbc's ann curry. she's inside north korea with a rare glimpse of that secretive society. ann? >> reporter: lester, good evening. we were invited here on this anniversary with more than 100 other members of the world's press, and today we saw a massive show of force. north korea, a small nation with the world's fourth largest army, staged one of its biggest military parades ever today. in a show of defiant
Jul 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. the defense claimed manning first set out to reveal abuses by the u.s. military in iraq. in a pretrial statement to the court, manning admitted he leaked this classified video of an apache helicopter attack in iraq that killed a number of insurgents and two innocent civilians. and said he was troubled by the american crew joking about the killing. >> the most alarming aspect was the seemingly delightful bloodlust. they appeared to have. for me, this seemed similar to child killing ants with a magnifying glass. >> reporter: in london tonight, julian assange says manning's lawyers will fight his conviction on espionage charges. >> it is a serious precedent. it is a serious abuse. and it will mean the end of national security journalism in the united states as we know it. >> reporter: legal experts predict manning's convictions will have a chilling effect on future leakers. >> the government is very, very serious about protecting the status of classified information. and people who disseminate it are playing with fire. >> reporter: that message could be hammered home when the judge senten